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September 22, 2016 |

Why Major Home Improvement Projects are Booming

By Brad Hunter, Chief Economist, HomeAdvisor This season is peak time for home improvement projects. We’re also getting some new data points on the remodeling industry during these pivotal months. A new survey from HIRI (Home Improvement Research Institute) shows that seven…

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September 14, 2016 |

Houzz Launches Visual Match

Houzz, the leading platform for home remodeling and design, today launched Visual Match, a new visual recognition tool that makes it easy for people to discover and buy on Houzz the types of products and materials that inspire them in photos….

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September 14, 2016 |

MaxLite partners with ENERGY STAR to raise funds for Habitat for Humanity

MaxLite, a global manufacturer of energy-efficient lighting, is encouraging consumers to choose ENERGY STAR certified LED bulbs on Amazon to benefit Habitat for Humanity during the month of October. MaxLite will donate 10 percent of sales from select ENERGY STAR certified products sold on the website throughout the month to Habitat for Humanity, which…

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September 13, 2016 |

Ferguson Acquires Westfield Lighting

Ferguson has announced the acquisition of Westfield Lighting Co. Inc. (Westfield Lighting) in an asset transaction completed August 29, 2016.  Ferguson will conduct business from the former Westfield Lighting location as Westfield Lighting, a Ferguson enterprise. The company has a…

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September 9, 2016 |

Dyslexia and Design

Dyslexic Design Founder Jim Rokos Taking place September 22-25, designjunction will play host to the inaugural Dyslexic Design, an exhibition that explores the link between dyslexia and creative industries. The project, in support of the British Dyslexic Association, will celebrate…

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September 9, 2016 |

R.D. Henry & Company Announces Personnel Changes

R.D. Henry & Company, formerly Custom Cupboards, has announced the following personnel changes: Andrew Harrison has been appointed Manufacturing Supervisor of Shipping/Final Detail. He is responsible for supervising employees so that products are manufactured on schedule and within quality standards….

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September 8, 2016 |

Lapitec Awarded GreenGuard Certification

Lapitec, the full-body sintered stone, has earned the important GreenGuard certification, awarded by UL Environment. This international recognition comes thanks to numerous severe tests on samples of sintered stone that have shown Lapitec is a material that does not emit…

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September 7, 2016 |

Hansgrohe SE Celebrates 115th Anniversary

Founded in June 1901, by Hans Grohe in the small town of Schiltach in Germany’s Black Forest, Hansgrohe SE celebrates its 115th anniversary and today boasts more than 3,800 employees, 34 subsidiaries and 21 sales offices. “The 115 years of…

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September 5, 2016 |

Caesarstone Opens New Distribution Center in Minnesota

Caesarstone, developer of quartz surfaces, has opened a state-of-the-art distribution center in Burnsville, Minn. The new distribution center will support and service Minnesota, western Wisconsin, northern Iowa and eastern North and South Dakota. Caesarstone will have a dedicated team of…

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September 2, 2016 |

The Essence of Building

The International Woodworking Fair (IWF) is one of the best places to witness innovations in furniture manufacturing, cabinetry, architectural woodworking and material processing – and this year it was right in KBB’s backyard. Set in Atlanta on August 24-27, the…

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September 1, 2016 |

Häfele America Co. Expands Headquarters

Architectural hardware and electronic locking systems, Häfele America Co. is used to having its products used in a variety of commercial and residential projects throughout the United States. Its latest venture is quite a different story as this one is…

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August 31, 2016 |

New Service for Firms to Review Customers

ContractorsCustomers.com allows business owners to read and write reviews of past or potential clients. It reduces the uncertainty business owners often feel when engaging with potential clients/customers about whether to do business together. Any business owner knows that gaining just…

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